Wireless Security question

Discussion in 'other security issues & news' started by sethm1, May 24, 2008.

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  1. sethm1

    sethm1 Registered Member

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    In our home network, we have 3 XP machines & one Mac.
    We all have the PC's Firewall setting activated. I use Nod 32 on mine, the other PC's use AVG. the Mac- none.
    None of us have any sharing settings activated.

    The one Mac and one PC is a Notebook.

    I am pretty careful on my PC, but what if one of my kids, either at home or at Starbucks, gets an infection. Can a virus spread to all machines?

    Should my kids NOT check their e-mails at Starbucks?
     
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    1) If all the computers have a host based firewall, it shouldn't be a major issue if a laptop gets infected and is bought into the internal network.

    2) As each computer has a host AV and host firewall already, I don't imagine your NAT box will provide lots of extra protection unless it is an enterprise box.

    So it won't matter if emails are checked out side of your NAT network.
     
  3. sethm1

    sethm1 Registered Member

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    Thanks -
    But what does NAT mean?
     
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    thanks
     
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